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Black eye bruising won t go away

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Very Unlikely: Like any bruising, the discoloration goes away when the blood reabsorbs, although the time it takes to do so, may vary depending on how much blood is ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Pajaro
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Not likely.: U -r most likely referring to a residual darkness and not an actual bruise. What most likely is happening is that the " initial bruise" that he su... Read More
Dr. Peter Lio
Dermatology 20 years experience
It might be pigment: Sometimes after a bruise there is residual pigmentation (hemosiderin and/or melanin) that is left after the blood itself is cleared away. This can tak... Read More
Dr. Vytautas Pakalnis
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Never can be long!: For "black eyes' to go away, blood first breaks down, and then absorbed. If there was a lot of blood, it depends on whether it damaged blood vessels ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: The resolution is longer than is typical for a bruise. I would advise a discussion with your pediatrician regarding a radiograph to rule out any fract... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Bruise: Hopefully, you were evaluated after the fall and do not have a fracture. Gently massage or rub the area to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. Do n... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Hyphema: If you experienced eye trauma and you have a Hyphema you need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. This could compromise your vision if it is ind... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes it helps bruises: I would be very cautious not to get in in the eye..
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Burney
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
??black eye???: Was there an injury? If so, unless blood vessles break, and bleeding occurs within the tissue, no black eye occurs. However, can still have bruising o... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Caridad Santos
Ophthalmology 64 years experience
Gradual slow fading: Your black eye will fade away in a matter of 10 days to 2 weeks. There will be a change of colors from bright red to pink to brown as the hematoma ge... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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No: Bruises go through many statges as the body resorbs the blood. However there is no certainty to the order of the colors.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Unknown bruise: reason indicates a need to see the doctor. You MAY have bumped it w/out remembering or you MAY have a clotting issue that needs addressing. Peace an... Read More

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